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Theater

 

1. American variety stage

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Multimedia collection containing digitized versions of selected Library of Congress holdings. Represents diverse forms of popular entertainment, especially vaudeville, that thrived from 1870-1920. Includes 334 English and Yiddish language playscripts, 146 theater playbills and programs, sixty-one motion pictures, and 143 photographs and twenty-nine memorabilia items documenting the life and career of Harry Houdini.

 

2. Concise Oxford companion to the theatre

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Based on the Oxford Companion to the Theatre, this searchable database contains entries on theatrical styles, dramatists, performers, and directors, as well as information on theatres, festivals, and such technical topics as lighting, sound, and method acting.

 

3. Dramatists Play Service

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Formed in 1936 by a number of prominent playwrights and theatre agents, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. was created to foster opportunity and provide support for playwrights by publishing acting editions of their plays and handling the nonprofessional and professional leasing rights to these works. Dramatists Play Service, Inc. has grown steadily to become one of the premier play-licensing agencies in the English-speaking theatre. Offering an extensive list of titles, including a preponderance of the most significant American plays of the past half-century, Dramatists Play Service, Inc. works with thousands of theatres and supports the theatre's vital position in contemporary life.

 

4. Early English books online

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Reproduces works listed in: The Short-Title Catalogue (Pollard & Redgrave, 1475-1640); The Short-Title Catalogue II (Wing, 1641-1700); The Thomason Tracts, a compendium of broadsides on the English Civil War printed between 1640 and 1661; and The Early English Books Tract Supplements.

 

5. Film & television literature index

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Indexes over 300 journal and magazine titles on reviews, scholarly and critical analysis, and articles of popular interest. Some full text is available.

 

6. IBDB

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The League of American Theatres and Producers, Inc. presents the Internet Broadway Database (IBDB), which is the official archival database for Broadway theater information. The IBDB features information on current and past productions that took place in the Broadway theaters of New York City. The user may search by keyword in the following categories: shows, people, theaters, or seasons.

 

7. MLA international bibliography

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The most comprehensive index of scholarship in literature, language, folklore, film, new media, and rhetoric and composition. Covers articles in periodicals, books, and book chapters. Does not index book reviews.

 

8. MRQE

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A movie review index with links to over 120,000 full-text reviews covering more than 17,000 films from international, national, and local newspapers, arts and entertainment journals, and other sources. In addition to the index, includes prepared lists of reviews in the following categories: recent releases in the U.S.; upcoming releases in the U.S.; top 10 at the U.S. box office; U.S. video releases for the current month; U.S. video releases from the previous month; AFI's 100 greatest American movies; most popular title (last week, previous day, past 12 hours, past 3 hours); most reviewed titles; Stanley Kubrick (1928-1999); Gene Siskel (1946-1999); the 1990s in review; 1999 in review; 1998 in review. Also includes links to related services such as the Internet movie database and online vendors.

 

9. New Deal stage

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Presents over 3,000 images of items from the Federal Theatre Project Collection at the Library of Congress such as stage and costume designs, still photographs, posters, and scripts for productions of Macbeth. Includes finding aid. Offered as part of the American Memory online resource compiled by the National Digital Library Program of the Library of Congress.

 

10. Oxford companion to American theatre

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The volume includes playwrights, plays, actors, directors, producers, songwriters, famous playhouses, dramatic movements, and much more. The book covers not only classic works (such as Death of a Salesman) but also many commercially successful plays (such as Getting Gertie's Garter), plus entries on foreign figures that have influenced our dramatic development (from Shakespeare to Beckett and Pinter).

 

11. Oxford encyclopedia of theatre and performance

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This encyclopedia provides authoritative and up-to-date information about theatre and performance from ancient Greek theatre to the latest developments in London, Paris, New York, and around the globe. In addition to performances in playhouses, it covers dance, opera, radio, film, television, and popular performance, including carnivals, circus, and public executions. Entries range from short definitions of terms to lengthy considerations of genres and movements, such as feminism and psychoanalytic criticism. Entries on cities and regions place performance in its local social and political context.

 

12. Web of Science

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Citation database with multidisciplinary coverage of journals in the sciences, social sciences, and arts and humanities. Indexes the journal literature and tracks article citation histories.

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